The difference between Chelsea and Arsenal revealed

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Cesc Fabregas played for both Arsenal and Chelsea, and the Spaniard has revealed the difference between the two clubs.

Fabregas, who was the captain of the Gunners team before leaving for Barcelona, has revealed that the Chelsea team has more desire to win compared to the Arsenal side.

According to Fabregas, Chelsea know how to grind out results even when they are not playing well.

“Some teams I played in at Arsenal and Chelsea were similar in terms of talent, but the difference I felt straightaway is that at Chelsea we were ruthless,” Fabregas told the Telegraph.

“At Arsenal there were fantastic, top, top players, but at Chelsea we didn’t really care if one day we had to win 1-0 by not touching the ball for the whole match.

“At Arsenal, and it was maybe partly my fault at some point as the leader and captain that I was, sometimes we forgot that to win leagues and Champions Leagues, you need to win ugly.

“When I was young I always wanted to play the beautiful game, but there are always five or six games a season that you need to struggle but win. At Chelsea we did that. We were very competitive and very experienced. That’s the main difference.”

Speaking ahead of the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal, Fabregas is tipping Frank Lampard’s side to come out winners.

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